Re: Exemplifying apostrophes

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Fri May 23 2008 - 17:56:50 CDT

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    > I wonder why Unicode didn't put language identifier to the paragraph.
    > This could facilitate localization of applications and fonts and
    > resolve many similar cases of unwanted or wanted typesetting schemes.

    Because that kind of thing is not in scope for a *character*
    encoding standard.

    You are talking about the kind of functionality appropriate to markup
    languages and document format standards, instead.

    The "Uni" in Unicode does refer to "universal", among other things,
    but that should be construed as aiming for universal coverage of characters
    needed for the writing systems of the world -- not as implying
    a universal solution for *all* text-related display and
    processing problems.


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